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Open Source’s money issue

I tend to write a lot about how Free and Open Source Software projects rely on a community of contributors to grow and expand, and how projects without a healthy community tend to face problems and in some cases disappear. Today, I would like to discuss a sad reality of …

A word to the Wise…

I have been recently reminded that while it may be hard enough to discuss the role and importance of communities for Free and Open Source Software, it is equally important to understand the complexities and the challenges that a Free and Open Source Software foundation has to meet. It may …

Eyes & Ears – August edition

Welcome to this month’s Eyes and Ears session! Today we have a collection of books to start with as well as a beautiful mix from Steve Jones and Sally Rodgers, better known as A Man Called Adam. We will also be exploring fine remixes and tunes from some of Eyes …

LibreOffice, and the ODF legacy

Common wisdom has it that sleeping dogs are better kept snoring and I tend to agree. I’m going to do what may seem to be understood as the contrary. I believe it is not the case, as prejudice is something that is hard to fight and tends to stick around …

LibreOffice 5 has just been released!

Readers of this blog will notice a nice touch to it… Thanks to everyone who made this possible! Like this:Like Loading…

Surprises, claws and various articles

Dear readers, something nice but unexpected came up recently. As you can imagine, preparations for the release of LibreOffice 5 are keeping many people busy these days. Among the things that need to be found is the choice of collaterals and various elements for communication. It could very well be …

Software Commons

An attentive reader of this blog made this private comment about software commons to me a few days ago: There are no real software commons, because you cannot compare these with actual, material commons such as air or water. One should treat software proprietary or free as in freedom, as …

Eyes & Ears July session

Welcome to the Eyes and Ears’ session of July 2015! This month we are going to “pump up” the volume a bit – however we’ll still be listending at mostly chill-out tracks. You know, it’s Summer season and it’s good to get some drums going up! Without much further ado …

LibreOffice 5, a foundation for the future

The release of the next major version of LibreOffice, the 5.0, is approaching fast. In several ways this is an unique release and I’d like to explain a bit why. LibreOffice matters as much for its features as it does as a platform. Every major release of our office suite …

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